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D-Day Glog

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Discipline:
Social Studies
Subject:
World War II
Grade:
8

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D-Day Glog

D-DAY INVASION

HOUR BY HOUR

Time Line

12am

First airborne troops begin landing.

1.The largest seaborne invasion in history.2.The invasion's code name was Operation Overlord.3.General Dwight D. Eisenhower commanded the operation, and plans were made to land in Normandy, west of where the German troops and artillery are built up.4.The "D" stands for Day. D-Day and H-Hour stand for the secret time/day an operation is scheduled to begin.5.Code names for the five beaches where the Allies landed: Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword.6.The date June 5, 1944 was originally chosen for the invasion, but bad weather forced the Allies to postpone one day.

5:20am

Bombers drop first bombs on German targets at sunrise.

Allied landing crafts approach the beach.

6:20am

6:30am

Landing Craft Tank 535 lands the first tanks on Omaha Beach.

10:45am

Watch this video to get a sense of what the soliders where feeling before they invaded Normandy, France.

Allied forces secureUtah Beach.Reserve battalions come ashore.

D-DAY 6 FAST FACTS

Original D-DayRadio Broadcasts

Part 1

Part 2


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